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Amicus Brief on behalf of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for Defendant-Appellant Seth Fishman
Brief of Amicus Curiae National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in Support of Defendant-Appellant and Reversal.
Board member Tim Evans' statement to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and to the House Oversight Subcommittee on National Security, International Affairs and Criminal Justice, regarding the 1993 confrontation between Branch Davidians and law enforcement in Waco, TX.
One misapplication of criminal law is the overly broad expansion of criminal statutes by prosecutors, such as the statute involved in the case of Yates v. United States.
President Gerald Goldstein's statement to the House Judiciary Committee regarding making false statements to the government, in relation to the Government Accountability Act of 1995 (H.R. 1678) and Hubbard v. U.S. 115 S.Ct. 1754 (1995).
Brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers as Amicus Curiae in Support of Petitioner.
Brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and New York Council of Defense Lawyers as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioner (on Petition for Writ of Certiorari).